Festival of the Nineteenth Day of the Month Izat (08/09)

On September 8, according to the Gregorian calendar, the month of Izzat begins, which means “Power” in Arabic. On this day - the first day of the month of Izzat according to the nineteen-month Baha'i calendar - an important holiday is celebrated - the feast of the Nineteenth day of the month of Izzat.

In fact, all religions have a special time when believers come together to turn to God. The Nineteen Day Feast in the Baha'i community consists not only of a spiritual program of prayer and scripture recitation, but it also combines forms of communal life such as gathering together on important issues and fellowship.

All Bahá'ís, including children, take part in the celebration. All three parts are considered important and conducive to the development of spirituality. The holiday plays an important role in maintaining close and constant contacts between believers. In fact, the holiday is the basis of community life in the Baha'i Faith.

“He is the basis of harmony and unity. He gives the key to establishing mutual love and brotherhood. He is the herald of the unity of mankind,” is how 'Abdu'l-Bahá characterizes the Feast of the Nineteenth Day.